• Assistant Purchasing Analyst

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/13/2018 2:00 PM)
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  • Summary

    Praxis Group, a Division of Patrick Industries is seeking an Assistant Purchasing Analyst to add to their team in Elkhart, Indiana. Praxis is a distributor of countertops, foam products, shower doors, electronics and furniture products serving the RV, MH, Marine and Construction Industries.


    The purpose of a Purchasing Agent is to provide support to the Purchasing Manager through reporting, forecasting, and scheduling while helping manage the department’s success through working with Internal Customers, including Purchasing Agents and the Operations and Manufacturing Team.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain forecasts and trends and prepare forecast data
    • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales assumptions
    • Interact proactively with sales, purchasing, finance teams and customers to understand and manage demand forecast drivers.
    • Coordinate and communicate customer action plans to Purchasing Manager with supply planning.
    • Create and implement reports pertaining to demand planning process, monitoring variances and other ad hoc reports requested
    • Work with sales, purchasing and finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
    • Develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
    • Work with the Warehouse, Operations and Purchasing managers to reduce inventory levels
    • Issue purchase orders for goods and confirm delivery
    • Research open purchase orders, returns and invoice discrepancies
    • Assist with creation of new part set up
    • Assist with cycle counts and semi-annual inventory

    If you are looking for a performance driven environment that is not just a place to go, but the place to grow and build a career, please send your resume and a cover letter, detailing why you are the right candidate for the Assistant Purchasing Analyst position at Patrick Industries, Inc.



    • 3+ years of experience in purchasing, sales, planning, logistics, or manufacturing
    • Intermediate computer skills, with strong working knowledge of Excel
    • Self-start with analytic ability, attention to details and problem-solving skills
    • AX Dynamics experience highly desired
    • Team-oriented individual who can collaborate within a diverse organization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings / presentations
    • Ability to work unaided (and) be creative in problem solving
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Mature independent judgment and decision making ability
    • Ability and willingness to travel 10%.

    Are you ready to grow your career with an industry leader, where both individual and team performance is recognized and rewarded?  Apply now!


    As a division of Patrick Industries, we offer a great benefit package including: Health care through BCBS with company funding of the Health Savings Account option, company matching 401K, comprehensive Dental and Vision plans, paid vacations and holidays, and fitness reimbursement


    At Patrick Industries, our Customer First Culture has positioned us as a leading manufacturer and distributer to the RV, Manufactured Housing, and Industrial Industries. A focus on exceeding our customer’s needs every day; anticipating and providing the products and service which they want; investing time and effort to understand our customer’s business, products, and needs; going beyond what is expected; and doing what we say we will do, is critical at every level of our organization.


    Learn more about Patrick Industries, Inc.                                          www.patrickindustries.com


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